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Putting in a barrage of groundbait in ball form – often called balling it in – is an attacking method that can work well on many types of venue. On some it’s a risky tactic that doesn’t always work, while on others like vast stillwaters it’s often the only way to make an impact. Balling can be done by hand at short range, but generally a sturdy groundbait catapult is essential equipment, particularly with bream anglers who tend to fish at long range.